Jumat, 31 Oktober 2014

Highlands Fashion Week's Sherlock Holmes cape crusade

The organisers of a Scottish fashion event want to revamp a Harris Tweed cape made famous by Sherlock Holmes.

Various TV and film incarnations of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional sleuth have donned the Inverness Cape.

Highland Fashion Week has said it wants to revamp the traditional design of the clothing and make it current.

The event's organisers will officially launch the Bring Back The Cape project on its website.

Highlands Fashion Week will be held in Inverness from 1-6 December.

A spokesperson for We Are Giraffe, the organisation behind the event, said: 'This project is something that we have been working on for months and we are happy to finally share some details with the public.

'The finished product will be revealed during Highlands Fashion Week are we hope the public are happy with the result.'

Victorian artists David Henry Friston and Sidney Paget portrayed Holmes wearing a cape in illustrations they created to accompany Conan Doyle's stories in magazines.

Decades later, actors Douglas Wilmer and Tom Baker have been among those to wear an Inverness Cape in television adaptations of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Others, including Robert Downey Jnr, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, have not.

Cumberbatch in BBC One's Sherlock and Lee Miller in CBS's Elementary usually appear in more modern attire. Lee Miller has even appeared in the US show wearing jeans and a patterned jumper.

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Hearst Magazines And Patrick McMullan Reveal Preeminent Editors During ...

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Hearst Magazines has teamed up with famed New York photographer Patrick McMullan to expose the lives of the publishing company's top editors. The Faces of Fashion photography exhibit is open in Hearst Tower's gallery, revealing the subjects' experiences at fashion week.

The collection opened on Wednesday and shows images of Elle's Robbie Myers, Town & Country's Jay Fielden, Marie Claire's Anne Fulenwider and Nina Garcia and Harper Bazaar's Glenda Bailey.

'My focus on the Hearst fashion editors was certainly unique to my spring 2015 fashion week experience. The blue chip shows moved further away from the tents to off-site locations, which was quite prevalent and made it a lot more challenging getting from show to show,' McMullan told Hearst.

'But this exclusivity of location led to some wildly creative shows. I hope viewers have the chance to understand the relationship editors have with the clothes, the designers and the presentation that has gone otherwise unnoticed with all the theatrics of today's fashion week.'

The exhibit is composed of formal portraits and candid snapshots from the week. This unique glimpse into the publication world is accessible in the Hearst Gallery from Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

McMullan has published six books of photography - including the 2007 release of Glamour Girls and 2006's Kiss Kiss - and is considered a staple of the New York City fashion world. He has cultivated a long, valued friendship with Hearst and its editors.

'When I met with the Hearst communications team in July, we made it a point to discuss possible projects for a Hearst and PMc collaboration,' he told Hearst about the collaboration.

'It just so happened they were looking for the next exhibit to show in one of the Hearst gallery spaces so we both jumped at the opportunity to work together. I fell in love with the concept they presented and we ran with it from there.'

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Kamis, 30 Oktober 2014

Coco Rocha Advises Kendall Jenner Following Fashion Week Bullying Reports

Posted by October 30, 2014, 3:51 pm * Kendall Fisher * 0 comments

Though she totally took over in both New York and Paris, Kendall Jenner and her famous last name weren't exactly welcome on the fashion week runways this year with reports surfacing that she was being bullied by fellow models--her drinks allegedly becoming ashtrays for everyone's cigarettes.

However, veteran supermodel Coco Rocha has just one bit of advice for the newcomer: be the better person.

Rocha herself has seen some pretty terrible drama throughout her successful years on the runway, so when she heard the rumors surrounding Kendall, she couldn't help but empathize with the teen.

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'It is bad for the industry, and if that all did happen, that's really frustrating to hear,' Rocha told HuffPost Live. 'You have to remember that during the shows, it is all very young girls. It's like high school. We breathe and eat and sleep together for two months, so it gets to a point where you're just overwhelmed, frustrated and tired, and I've had my own stories where it gets a little catty backstage. And not everyone's going to get along. It makes sense. Not everyone's going to be your best friend.'

But instead of diving into the high-school-like drama of it all, she suggests Kendall rise above it and do her own thing.

'But when that does happen, step back, breathe a minute, get out of the room, whatever you need to do. Because in the end, people are watching you under such a fine microscope,' she explains. 'People are going to watch whatever you do, so if you want the job, if you want to be respected in the industry, remember that even though you're a young girl, you have to act a little older and a little wiser.'

Let's hope not only Kendall but others take Rocha's advice, too.

First Course: Fashion Week SA Kickoff and Halloween Parties

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Get your masks and face paint ready, because Fashion Week SA is here and their Fashion Week SA Kickoff Party is happening Saturday, Nov 1 at 8 p.m. in The Tobin Center (100 Auditorium). This red carpet event will be a night of fashionable cocktail attire, beats by DJ Jarvis, and complimentary El Jimador cocktails. Be sure to look your best, because there will be over $5000 in prizes given away to the three best looks of the night. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Don't have any plans for Halloween yet? Well, I've got one for you. The Hangar Tavern (14532 Brook Hollow) is throwing their Halloween party Friday, Oct 31 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., and they're having a $150 costume contest. Hey, you already spent the money on your costume; why not let your costume make you some money?

Not to be upstaged by their sister bar, The Hangar (8203 Broadway) is having a Haunted House Halloween party Friday, Oct 31 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The bar will be decked out with black lights and monsters to set the mood for their $375 costume contest that starts at 10 p.m. Get your life and drop by The Hangar.

Doomsday Tattoo (527 San Pedro) is hosting their KILLER Halloween party at Hi-Tones (621 E Dewey) this Friday, Oct 31 at 9 p.m. The night is full of treats: costume contests, a Doomsday shot, live bands, DJ's, free merchandise, and a raffle for tattoo gift certificates.

I love the 90's, and you'd be lying if you said that you didn't love them, too. Well, Tost Bistro & Lounge (14415 Blanco) shares that same love and they're throwing a Flashback Friday Halloween party this Friday, Oct 31 at 9 p.m. celebrating the best decade ever. They also have a $100 prize for the best costume. That'll buy some drinks.

Melbourne Cup 2014: Fashions on the Field launches at Flemington racecourse

Nikki Phillips, dressed in white, Rebeccah Panozza and Kris Smith were at the launch Photo: Eddie Jim

If there were any doubt, a single glimmer of misapprehension, that the true heart of spring fashion was anywhere but Flemington Racecourse, then consider this: during three days of the nation's premier racing carnival, almost half a million dollars in prizes will be shelled out to stylish women and (to a lesser extent) men and children as part of the Myer Fashions on the Field contest.

More than $400,000 is up for grabs, for simply displaying a unique sense of style, excellent grooming skills and deportment.

Up to $400,000 is up for grabs for the fashion conscious during the Cup carnival. Photo: Eddie Jim

In comparison, 24 horse owners, trainers, connections and jockeys - and all the associated costs of horseflesh - will battle it out for a $6 million purse, in what is internationally recognised as one of the hardest races to win in the world.

The women have it by a nose, by our reckoning.

The 2014 Myer Fashions on the Field was officially launched - one in a seemingly unending series of launches associated with spring racing taking place this week - among the roses (both human and floral) at the track with much anticipation and hype.

Nikki Phillips will host the Fashions on the Field contest. Photo: Eddie Jim

Myer ambassador, the impossibly photogenic Kris Smith - Danni Minogue's ex and father to her son - and designer Dom Bagnato brought a pleasingly masculine touch to the event and the duo gave a quick spiel on the do's and don't for chaps at the track: no white shoes, no sunglasses on the head, dress for the weather and wear a waistcoat!

Model and television presenter Nikki Phillips, drop dead in a bonded scuba white and metallic appliqué sheath by Johnny, joined forces with UK designer Jeff Banks in a comically but very good- naturedly mismatch height pairing.

The pair will host each day of the Fashions on the Field competition, which will culminate in the naming of the national finalists on Crown Oaks Day on November 6.

The Fashion on the Fields winner will be announced on Oaks Day. Photo: Eddie Jim

Acclaimed UK fashion illustrator Erin Petson, who has worked for the House of Dior and Diane Von Furstenburg, among many, many more impressive couture names, unveiled four hand-painted illustrations that encapsulate her artistic interpretation of key racewear fashion looks from the Myer SS15 collection, featuring creations by Alex Perry, Aurelio Costarella, Yeojin Bae and Jayson Brunsdon.

Melbourne milliner and all-round wonderfully outrageous personality Kerrie Stanley said she was 'sleep deprived, working around the clock but feeling fabulous.'

Asked to impart a few tips on current trends, Stanley replied:

'First things first. Fascinator is a dirty word. Let's call them headpieces,' she said.

'If you are wearing a hat and the brim is bigger than your shoulders, you risk looking like a mushroom. Keep it smallish and proportional unless you are in the direct sunlight all day then a big hat is great.

'Keep your hair immaculate.'

Stanley said she couldn't overstate the importance of Melbourne's three spring racing carnivals to local and national milliners.

'Without the Melbourne Cup, in particular, I'd be out of business,' she said.

The first Fashions on the Field was held in 1962 but it was not until 1965 and the advent of Jean Shrimpton and that dress that the eyes of the race wear fashion world turned to Flemington and have stayed there ever since.

Myer Fashions on the Field interstate finalists, who are required to wear the exact same outfits that won them their home final, will compete with the eventual Victorian winner (drawn from the three finalists of Melbourne Cup, Derby and Oaks Day competitions) in the National Final on Crown Oaks Day for a share of the more than $400,000 in prizes.

This year's panel of judges include model Jennifer Hawkins, Marie Claire editor Jackie Frank and designer Lisa Ho.

SPRING RACING SELFIE COMPETITION Send us a racing fashion selfie and you could win a luxury hamper worth more than $200. Email, tweet, text or upload a selfie of your finest or funniest race day outfit and we'll include it on our spring racing selfie fashion gallery, which will be added to throughout the Melbourne Cup carnival. You can take your selfie trackside, at home or out celebrating with friends. Readers will be able to vote for the outfit they like the best because it is classy, weird, daring or unique. The male and female with the most votes by midnight on Monday 10th November will win a deluxe luxury pamper pack each worth more than $200 from Pamper Hamper Gifts. Include your name, email and contact number and, if you want, a description of your outfit in 25 words or less. You can upload your photo below, email us at scoop@theage.com.au, text us on 0406 843 243 (0406 THE AGE) or send us a tweet @theage

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Rabu, 29 Oktober 2014


By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

When the Arizona Diamondbacks started selling the D-Bat Dog, an 18-inch corn dog stuffed with cheddar cheese, jalapenos and bacon on a bed of French fries, team president and CEO Derrick Hall was cautious about how well it would sell.

'This was the anthesis of what we were doing,' Hall said. 'We have value items like $4 14-ounce beers and $1.50 kids items. We know our fans want affordable things to buy at the ballpark.'

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But the team, which debuted the item devised by Levy executive chef Michael Snoke this season, also found that fans were willing to pay top dollar for an outrageous food item.

The Diamondbacks conservatively projected they would sell 500 D-Bat Dogs on the season. Hall said the team sold 9,517 of them at $25 a piece.

'Everyone wanted it, including all the visiting broadcast teams,' Hall said. 'We've had these 'wow' items for some time and most of the time they don't stick. This one caught fire. It's going to be hard to top this one'

As the D-Bat got more popular, the Diamondbacks had to adjust.

'We didn't have enough room in our fryers,' Hall said. 'We had to buy three new ones. And we weren't the only ones scrambling. The local company where we got the hot dogs from, we were running them ragged.'

The Texas Rangers were the first team to sell a hot dog for at least $25. The team reportedly sold more than 20,000 of their two-foot long 'Boomstick' in the 2012 season.

ESPN.com Sports Business reporter

Omaha Fashion Week chooses designers for spring shows

Omaha World-HeraldOmaha Fashion Week chooses designers for spring showsOmaha World-Herald... to be held at the Omar Bakery Building, 4383 Nicholas St, were announced Wednesday. Designers were chosen to show fall/winter 2015 collections at the show after an interview with a selection panel filled by members of the Fashion Institute Midwest.

Omaha Fashion Week chooses designers for spring shows

Omaha World-HeraldOmaha Fashion Week chooses designers for spring showsOmaha World-Herald... to be held at the Omar Bakery Building, 4383 Nicholas St, were announced Wednesday. Designers were chosen to show fall/winter 2015 collections at the show after an interview with a selection panel filled by members of the Fashion Institute Midwest.

Smog couture: Facemasks on catwalk at China's fashion week

China's smog problem has infiltrated haute couture. One fashion designer has embraced the country's ongoing problems with pollution, incorporating the need for face masks into their Spring/Summer 2015 sportswear collection.

Yin Peng's collection was paraded at China Fashion Week, currently being held in Beijing, with models parading down the catwalk wearing face masks.

The models looked determined not to let the conditions of the city in which the fashion show was held get to them. The masks varied from full-face cover, as with a fencing mask, to angular lightweight mouth-covering designs to compliment running gear.

The designs also included more casual pieces - rounded masks to go with slouchy hooded designs, safety goggles for men, and futuristic full-on gas masks with bright pink mouthpieces.

China has been suffering from a national smog problem for several years, with the worst affected areas being Beijing and with severe episodes also affecting the municipalities of Shanghai and Tianjin throughout 2013.

In February last year, Japan was subjected to clouds of suffocating smog wafting over from China, just one month after Beijing air pollution reached beyond the permissible levels of pollution on the local environmental center's scale. The same month, a half-naked participant was seen jogging in the 'Guangzhu (naked) Run', carrying along with him an enormous gas mask - which may even have served as inspiration for the collection. At the time, Beijing residents were recommended to stay indoors by local authorities. Earlier this month in Beijing, smog readings soared past the 400 mark on more than two occasions. Any reading which exceeds 300 is deemed hazardous.

Another run took place mid-October. The People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese government, cautioned athletes against participating in such bad conditions, reporting that Beijing's air was ' not suitable for outdoor activities.'

READ MORE: Smog marathon: Beijing runners put on masks for foggy race

Major world leaders are on track to host the APEC economic summit later next month, with China planning to implement the same anti-pollution measures that were employed for the 2008 Olympics, such as cutting the output of contaminants in the city by 40 percent.


As part of its 'Open Your City' campaign, Heineken created a pop-up shop for the contestants of Budapest Design Week 2014. The beer brand commissioned artist Miklos Kiss to construct the branded installation and create a space for Czech, Polish and Hungarian designers to shop and display their items.

The 38-square-meter structure is suspended from the ceiling of a building undergoing construction- an ideal location, being that the Heineken campaign encourages urbanites to discover less-frequented places in their cities.

The structure features both exterior and interior frames, which are common elements to antique and christian churches.

Walking towards the cashiers is a metaphor for walking to the sanctuary. in a way this installation became the church of the fashion week. the purpose of this place is not only to shop, but to spend time here, and that time should be a relaxing experience.

The Heineken name is not plastered on any of the walls- instead Kiss lets the green and white materials speak for themselves. The designer employed insulation materials to construct the green walls, while the rest of the structure is made of white textiles and transparent netted patterns.The design is consistent with the sleek look that Heineken strives for with all of its marketing materials, and is a demonstration of brand sophistication in the modern age.

This isn't the first time that the beer brand has ventured into the world of fashion. Last year it paired with Japanese fashion brand NEIGHBORHOOD to release the #Heineken100 Denim Collection, a line of high quality jeans. By collaborating across industries, Heineken is pursuing a diverse group of early adopters and a 'hip' urban demographic that are interested in new and exciting experiences.

Design Boom // Freshness Mag

Tony Harris Dishes About Fashion Week San Antonio

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'Every morning you wake up and you ask the questions: 'What are you going to eat?' and 'What are you going to wear?'' Local fashion producer Tony Harris tells me this amidst a series of iPhone dings and brief side conversations with patrons at Ocho Lounge in the Hotel Havana. He's totally right, I think, and then I quickly ask my next question because Fashion Week San Antonio is fast approaching, and this man has got a lot to do.

Fashion Week San Antonio was founded in 2009 by a local chapter of Fashion Group International. By 2012, the group disbanded and Fashion Week San Antonio was left without a captain. Enter Tony Harris, owner of Tony Harris Fashion, a public relations firm based in San Antonio. With a head full of ideas about how to change the state of fashion in San Antonio, he took ownership of Fashion Week, and it has been gaining momentum ever since.

'What we're trying to do is educate while we entertain you,' Harris explains. He is excited, and rightfully so. This year marks the most impressive showing to date, and he recently received news of SA2020's official endorsement of Fashion Week. With this endorsement, the City of San Antonio positions fashion at the forefront of our vision for the future. And that's not all Harris is thinking about-he's plotting the upcoming release of the new design for his website, as well as relishing the second anniversary of his mens' sartorial blog, Beau-Tie Bulletin.

Regardless of this, we talk about the 'unique flavor and excitement' of fashion in San Antonio and what this year's Fashion Week has to offer. With more national and international designers showing, fierce models from agencies around the Lone Star State and greater community engagement than ever before the Alamo City inches toward a presence within the global industry. But, at the end of the day, Harris' intentions behind Fashion Week are simple: 'I think most importantly, my message, my heart behind Fashion Week is always about educating our city to become more fashion-conscious and to take our appearance seriously.' It's now time to think about our clothes as much as we think about our breakfast.

Fashion Week San Antonio is packed with events both on and off the runway. The following are a few highlights and hot-ticket shows picked from the week. To purchase tickets, or view the full schedule, visit Fashion Week San Antonio's website.


Kick off Fashion Week with your cocktail threads and sugar skull heads at the Día de Los Muertos-themed masquerade ball. 'We want to encourage people to go all out with their regalia,' Harris says. 'That's an effort and a talent in itself.' And he means it: The event promises prizes valued at more than $5,000 for the top three best-dressed attendees. The evening includes the reading of Fashion Week's official proclamation by Mayor Ivy Taylor, tunes by DJ Jarvis and complimentary cocktails from Herradura Tequila. $20-$25, 8pm Sat, Nov 1, River Walk Plaza, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle.


Even if you have never attended Fashion Week San Antonio before, chances are you may recognize Samantha Plasencia from your TV set. She brought national attention to the local fashion community during her stint on the 13th season of Lifetime's hit reality competition series Project Runway. When talking about Plasencia, Harris cannot help but smile. He says, 'I'm very proud, because Samantha has really represented this city well.' Unfortunately, after weeks on the show, Plansencia was eliminated for a gown the judges deemed 'too safe.'

You won't find safe anywhere on the runway of her Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Urban chic with a heavy dash of edge, her showcase promises loads of leather, sateen and chiffon. 'She really possesses what's next in the industry and what's happening right now in San Antonio,' Harris says. $10-$25, 4pm Sun, Nov 2, Texas A&M-San Antonio Educational & Cultural Arts Center, 101 S Santa Rosa.

Selasa, 28 Oktober 2014

China International Fashion week kicks off in Beijing


10-29-2014 02:30 BJT

The China International Fashion week is in full swing, with designers and models congregating at the 751 D-Park in the city's northeast.

Renowned Chinese designer Wang Yutao presented his latest menswear collection. Shiny fabrics were used on the collars, shorts, suits and vests. The sweaters employed synthetic fibres while wool was adopted on jackets to highlight an attitude of modest luxury.

The China International Fashion week is in full swing, with designers and models congregating at the 751 D-Park in the city's northeast.

The China International Fashion week was conceived in 1997 and is now one of the country's prime fashion platforms. The China International Fashion week is in full swing, with designers and models congregating at the 751 D-Park in the city's northeast.

The China International Fashion week is in full swing, with designers and models congregating at the 751 D-Park in the city's northeast.

The event will run until this Sunday, so do check it out before it's too late. Shiny fabrics were used on the collars, shorts, suits and vests.

The collection aims to portray the optimism of aspiring young men and their pursuit for the natural and the authentic.

'This collection is inspired by the fashion of the 1960s, there is an element of elegance but also of rebelliousness here. These two themes run throughout the collection,' said Wang Yutao, a designer.

The womenswear focuses on integrating oriental elements with simple modern designs. The colors of red, white, black, and light blue portray the unique beauty of Asian women. The lifted waistlines highlight the slim frames of the models and give an aura of elegance and mystery.

'Chinese architectural elements are included in my collection. One example is designs that resemble window carvings. I use wool and silk as the primary material, so it's very comfortable to wear,' said Ling Huiqing, a designer.

The China International Fashion week was conceived in 1997 and is now one of the country's prime fashion platforms.

The event will run until this Sunday, so do check it out before it's too late.

You Can Still Eat This Corgi In Pennsylvania, Thanks To The NRA

' You Can Still Eat This Corgi In Pennsylvania, Thanks To The NRA'


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Earlier this month, a lopsided majority of the Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill that, among other things, would have subjected anyone who '[b]reeds, keeps, sells, offers for sale or transfers a dog or cat for the purpose of human consumption ' to up to seven years in prison. This proposed ban was inspired by a series of investigations by the Pennsylvania SPCA which uncovered kennels where dogs were bred for meat, including one ten year-old incident in Philadelphia where a single kennel kept 150 dogs.

It is currently legal to slaughter and eat dogs or cats in Pennsylvania, and, thanks in large part to lobbying from the National Rifle Association, it will remain so. Although the animal cruelty bill passed the state senate by a 36-12 margin - and even though Gov. Tom Corbett (R) was expected to sign it - legislative leaders in the state house did not include this bill in the final list of legislation that would receive a vote before the end of the house's 2013-2014 session. The NRA swiftly claimed victory for killing what it viewed as a 'misguided' bill.

The NRA's primary objection to the animal cruelty bill was a separate provision banning what are known as 'pigeon shoots' (although it is worth nothing that the NRA assembled a coalition of groups to oppose the bill that includes dog breeders opposed to additional regulation of kennels). According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, pigeon shoots are 'a practice where live pigeons are launched from electronic boxes while shooters fire rounds at short distance. Injured birds that land in the shooting circle get their necks broken - often by teenagers. Wounded birds by the hundreds fly off to die slow deaths.' Animal rights activists have been working to ban this practice for the last 27 years.

Nevertheless, the NRA described pigeon shoots as an 'ethical' practice. They also argue that if this 'traditional shooting sport' is banned then it will lead to a 'slippery slope' where other firearms activity will also be banned.

The defeat of this animal cruelty bill wasn't the NRA's only victory this past week. Pennsylvania lawmakers also snuck a provision allowing the NRA to sue cities, townships and counties with gun laws into a bill targeting the theft of copper wire and other valuable metal.

d3 Takes Over The Philipp Plein Catwalk During Milan Fashion Week

When fashion event production house Villa Eugenie knocked on Jo Pauly of Visual Solutions' door, Pauly knew he would be up for an interesting challenge. Having built up a strong working relationship over the years with Villa Eugenie, AV consultancy & production management company Visual Solutions specialise in highly complex video productions - exactly the type of projects Villa Eugenie like to come up with.

It quickly turned out Pauly was right about the challenge, when Villa Eugenie layed out the plans for Philipp Plein's S/S 2015 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week: creating a fully projected underwater world, plus a series of dresses that would be projected on as well. As soon as the location was confirmed, Pauly started drawing the set in Vectorworks and continued putting a team of people together to ensure the project could be delivered to the highest standard of quality.

Pauly, who has used d3 for the past two years, says: 'This was a challenging project in many ways. We were working together with the creative set building team to ensure the rock-like structure that formed the backwall for the catwalk was as true to life as possible. Every little nook, crack and cranny in the surface was reworked in Maya by my team. Plus, we were to make absolutely sure no shadows were cast on the models or the back wall. That means we carefully had to position the models on the catwalk in relation to projector placement.'

Pauly used d3 to simulate the show for two reasons: firstly, the client would be able to give feedback and Pauly would be able to make changes straight away, continuing to build the show and working through the creative evolution of the project. Secondly, technical issues could be avoided far ahead of the install. Says Pauly: 'Things like audio, lights being in the way, where the audience will be and what their viewpoint is, shadows: those sort of things can easily be identified in the d3 simulator and dealt with before they become actual on-site problems. No alarms, and no surprises - it's what the production team strive for and what the client should expect.'

Dressed for the challenge

Projecting perfectly on the knee-length, billowing white dresses was the most challenging part of the job. The twenty models wearing the same dress would move into their positions during the show's finale, after which a variety of patterns were projected on the fabric. Pauly mentions this was tricky, but he came well-prepared: 'I had an actual 3D foam model made of one of the catwalk models wearing the dress in question, so we could start working with that straight away. She was scanned and imported into d3 as a screen - doing it this way gave us the great results we were after. We used d3 to identify precisely where the models should stand for the projections to work best - that was quickly and easily done in the 3D stage simulator.'

Jose's Journey: One Unaccompanied Minor's Escape From Violence and ...

Pete Homeyer had never served tamales at Christmas dinner at his house in Michigan before, but last December the classic Honduran staple was placed right next to the roast beef to help make Jose, a foster child who arrived in America as an unaccompanied minor at age 16, feel more at home.

Jose, now 18, had spent the previous Christmas in a holding facility in Texas after escaping violence in Honduras.

Homeyer, a 46-year-old nonprofit consultant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his wife Lynne, a 61-year-old Web editor, had no connection to Jose or Honduras before last year.

'When he came here, he didn't speak any English at all,' Pete Homeyer told ABC News. 'He knew his numbers and his colors and 'yes' and 'no' and not a whole lot more than that.'

Now, after living with the couple for 18 months, Jose has done 'very well' academically, transitioned out of his school's English as a Second Language classes, is helping design the class ring and played for the varsity soccer team.

'Soccer is like free time for me, where my mind does not focus on missing my family and friends in Honduras,' Jose told ABC News.

Jose was one of the lucky ones.

He is one of the tens of thousands of minors who have arrived at the U.S. border without legal documents, and without adult relatives for support. The wave of unaccompanied minors reached tsunami-like proportions this summer, with 67,339 children arriving in the U.S. in need of care so far this fiscal year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

While most children are placed with a parent or extended relatives who already live in the U.S., a much smaller portion of these children are sent to live with American families who have offered to take unaccompanied minors in. The Homeyers are one such family, having heard about the plight of these children through a Christian charity and deciding to help.

'I'm happy that in the life of one person, they could be offered something more,' Pete Homeyer said.

Escaping the Violence

Jose is reluctant to speak about the dangers he was facing in Honduras, but the American government knows what was in store for him, like so many teenage boys in the region: the State Department has reported that Honduras has had the highest per capita murder rate in the world since 2010, with gang violence as one of the leading factors. 'He tells me that he and his friends were all being pressured to join gangs,' Lynne Homeyer said.

The Homeyers try not to focus on the trauma from his home life and Jose saves talk of the specific threats for his monthly court appearances when he has to plead his case. 'He was in danger there. He was in physical danger living in Honduras,' Pete Homeyer said.

Instead of looking back, Jose is constantly looking forward to what he hopes is a promising future where he can make his trips to Western Union to wire money home even more frequent than it was this summer when he was working construction jobs. He speaks to his mother and sister by phone every week.

'Sometimes the phone call is difficult because I hear about problems I cannot help them fix,' Jose said, communicating with ABC News via email with the help of his immigration attorney. Jose did not originally plan to be in this new country alone, having made the treacherous journey to America with his cousin.

Senin, 27 Oktober 2014

Sadie Robertson says New York Fashion Week models were 'icy' towards her ...

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'Duck Dynasty' castmember Sadie Robertson may have thousands of fans, but apparently some New York Fashion Week models are not in that number.

In her new book, 'Live Original,' the 17-year-old described the less than cordial reception she received when she debuted her prom dress line in September 2013, RadarOnline reports.

Robertson said she greeted the models backstage with a 'Hey, y'all,' but 'many of them did not say a single word back to me'.

'They just looked at me like they had icicles in their eyes. Without using words, they sent me a strong message: 'What are you doing here?''

She admitted to feeling 'uncomfortable' around the models, who were 'from places like Russia and other European countries.' The Robertson family lives in Louisiana.

Although she was just 16 years old at the time, Sadie said she took the girls' behavior in her stride.

'I could have totally lost it over the comments people made and the icy looks they gave me,' she said. 'But I didn't. God had been training me all my life...to be strong and confident.'

The reality star also discussed the appearance and perceived attitude of the other girls.

'To me, they all looked about six feet tall and were super skinny,' Robertson wrote. 'They were pretty obsessed with their weight, so instead of having snacks or treats, they smoked cigarettes and drank coffee... They were quiet, and they seemed either sad or kind of angry.

'They cared way too much about their outward appearance- and confidence is an inside thing,' the 'Dancing with the Stars' standout explained. 'If people try to become confident by trying to make themselves look better or feel better, they will never get there.'

'Live Original' is available in digital and physical retail stores on October 28. The release is Sadie Robertson's first book.

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WWD: LA Fashion Week Isn't Up To 'Runway Standards'

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WWD's report from LA Fashion Week is blistering. Under the headline, 'L.A. Fashion Week Limps On,' WWD suggests that any steps taken last season towards improving the LA event have hit a snag. WWD's Marcy Medina and Khanh T.L. Tran write:

The handful of promising new lines, such as Frances Caine, Alexandrino and Sania Josiah, and steady collections from Colton Dane and Altaf Maaneshia, were far outnumbered by ill-fitting clothes, poor quality and collections that were generally not up to runway standards.

The trade mag does call out some positives that could attract designers to LA Fashion Week, like proximity to celeb stylists, affordability for young brands, and free advertising via social media. But they dole out harsh advice, too: 'If L.A. Fashion Week is going to continue to exist, it needs to define its purpose.' · L.A. Fashion Week Limps On [WWD] · Majority of LA Fashion Insiders Say Nay to LA Fashion Week [Racked LA] · Fashion Writer Robin Givhan Doesn't Think LAFW Should Exist [Racked LA] · Can Los Angeles Fashion Council Save LA Fashion Week? [Racked LA] · Fashion Week LA's New And Improved Site Makes Its Debut [Racked LA]

Sadie Robertson Bullied? 'Duck Dynasty' Star Recalls Poor Treatment During ...

Sadie Robertson is speaking out about a bad experience that she had at Fashion Week back in 2013. According to Radar Online, the Duck Dynasty star wrote about said experience in her new book, 'Live Original.' Sadie said that she was treated poorly by the models that she met in New York, and that they made her feel excluded and unwelcome. She would say hello to them, and they'd pretty much ignore her.

'Many of them did not say a single word back to me. They just looked at me like they had icicles in their eyes. Without using words, they sent me a strong message: 'What are you doing here?'' Sadie said.

Sadie Robertson was involved in Fashion Week last year because she debuted a line of prom dresses - ones that her dad Willie Robertson found appropriate of course! The 17-year-old reality star seems to be making quite a name for herself, and got a pretty big break on Dancing With The Stars. She is likely speaking out about bullying and feeling excluded because a lot of people can relate. While Sadie seems very likable, it doesn't necessarily mean that everyone she meets has to like her.

Not letting the meanness of others get her down, Sadie said that she used her faith to get her through.

'I could have totally lost it over the comments people made and the icy looks they gave me. But I didn't. God had been training me all my life...to be strong and confident,' Sadie wrote.

According to TV Guide, Sadie Robertson says that she's ready to step outside of her family's shadow.

'For my whole life I've kind of been shadowing what my family says. They'll say something about my faith and I agree. But now, it's time for me to say, 'This is who I am as well.' I'm not hiding behind my family anymore. I'm sharing my faith by myself, which has helped me to be more bold and more confident saying things. It's the same God; it's the same faith. It's just my opportunity to share it in my words. And I have enjoyed it. It's been good for me and I've grown a lot form it.'

According to The Inquisitr, Sadie was previously accused of being a 'brat' on Dancing With The Stars. Even fans of the show think that the teen seems a bit 'stuck up.' Do you think so?

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